Sermon on the Feeding of the 5,000 (preached for pastors, musicians and church leaders)

(I spent about 25 hours working on a sermon for the closing Eucharist of the ELCA’s Jubilee worship conference, Called to Be a Living Voice. It was a huge struggle and I was too in…

A sermon on no time to rest and also no jetpacks

(click above to listen along) He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to…

Accidental Saints Book Tour Info!

I’m so excited about this tour and really hope to see you on the road! These events are all free and will include a raffle of random items mentioned in the book (to raise funds…

Forgiveness of sins in not the same as exoneration – a plea to ignore the directions in the ELCA’s worship resource for Charleston

Our nation has been shaken to the bones by the shooting deaths of 9 faithful clergy and church-goers at Mother Emanuel AME last week. Many faithful Christians gathered in their communities over the last 10…

Don’t Forget Our Job – A Plea to Ignore the Directions on the ELCA’s Worship Resource for Chalreston

Our nation has been shaken to the bones by the shooting deaths of 9 faithful clergy and church-goers at Mother Emanuel AME last week. Many faithful Christians gathered in their communities over the last 10…